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Acta Derm Venereol. 2016 Aug 23;96(217):35-7. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2378.

Psychodermatology: Basics Concepts.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Central Michigan University, MI 48603 Saginaw, USA. mjafferany@yahoo.com.

Abstract

Psychodermatology is a relatively new field of medicine. It encompasses the interaction of mind and skin. The role of psychoneuroimmunology in the causation of psychocutaneous disorders and psychosocial aspects of skin disease have gained momentum lately. The treatment of psychodermatological disorders focus on improving function, reducing physical distress, diagnosing and treating depression and anxiety associated with skin disease, managing social isolation and improving self esteem of the patient. Both pharmacological and psychological interventions are used in treating psychocutaneous disorders. The interest in Psychodermatology around the world is increasing and there are several organizations holding their regular meetings.

PMID:
27282585
DOI:
10.2340/00015555-2378
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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